Sept. 18, 2010
No. 4 TCU 45, Baylor 10
Fort Worth, Texas (Amon G. Carter Stadium)
Sept. 18, 2010
TCU Head Coach Gary Patterson
On his team's offensive performance against Baylor...
"I was happy with the offense. Any time you play as long as we did, move the football and score points, it's really hard not to win the ball game. When you get the ball in the end zone, it's easy to play defense that way."
On containing Baylor QB Robert Griffin III...
"The biggest thing is we wanted to contain Griffin, and except for a couple of plays, we did that. We wanted to make sure we didn't allow him to run the football. We wanted to make sure we didn't' give up any deep balls."
On quarterback Andy Dalton's decision-making...
"Offensively, we wanted to be able to control the football. I thought Andy called a great game as far as getting us in and out of plays."
On Andy Dalton controlling the offense...
"I wasn't surprised. We've got a senior quarterback. We've got a bunch of guys back. It's one of those things where they scored 62 points on a 1AA team, and they scored 30 points on a top-25 team. We really controlled the ball two weeks ago against Oregon State, and I think you've got to give Andy a lot of credit for the way that the offense has been performing. That's what a senior quarterback is supposed to do."
Baylor Head Coach Art Briles
On what concerns him about Baylor's performance...
"I think the way they controlled the tempo of the game on both sides of the ball. They were free offensively, they executed. And they were good on defense; they have been doing that for years. I have been saying all along that they are a really good football team, but the thing that bothers me is that we never really challenged them much. We never really put ourselves in a position to put pressure on them, and that's something we have to get better at doing."
On Andy Dalton's performance...
"He is good. He was in rhythm and he had a lot of confidence. Every time he went out on the field, he knew he was going to work for it every time. We were never able to get him out of rhythm."
On his players having confidence...
"You can't panic and you can't feel sorry for yourself. There aren't a lot of people in Houston who are feeling sorry for us right now. Rice is looking to get after us next week and we have to go try and beat them. If you wallow in self pity, you won't see yourself growing. We didn't do a whole lot right; I didn't do a whole lot right. I feel embarrassed for Baylor University, but we are going to fight our tail off and get it right. We aren't going to let this be the thing that defines us in 2010."
On TCU's defense...
"We got down so quick that it became a Catch-22. We didn't really get set with our game plan; we lost it about half way through the first quarter."